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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by iwaxmyjimmy, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    i just bought a 87 GMC jimmy w/ 72K miles all original besides a cd player and some pacer bulletholes w/ 33 BFG muds. it tends to wonder all over the place im thinking its the steering stabilizer. does this sound familiar to neone?
     
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    Sounds more like a a tracking probelm. I would look at the ball joints being bad and check the steering linkage for loose and worn steering parts. A steering stabilizer just helps to dampen road inconsitencys as you drive over them. Good luck with the rig and welcome to ck5!
     
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    Sounds a little more than just the steering stabilizer check all the U-joints on the front end. I am sure you will find they are a little worn out. Welcome to CK5!!!
     
  4. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    well its like every little movement of the wheel and it goes that direction like alot of play in the steering
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    ok thanx thats alot of good info. ill check it out and let yall know something
     
  7. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    found it to be a driver side wheel bearing being a lil warn w/ about an 1/8th inch. movement. should be replaced maybe next weekend along w/ front pads and rotors(he gave me the rotors with it). i had to pay rent this week.
    cant wait to start building it up ive been looking a sliders and bumpers for about an hr now.
     
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    When I got my truck I had a similar problem and after replacing one or two parts I started to suspect the pitman arm. Ordered a new one and after I swapped it in it was a huge difference.
     

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